The richest one percent of Brazilians saw an actual increase of 8.4 percent in their monthly income in 2018. In the same period, the poorest five percent of the population saw a 3.2 percent shrinkage in revenues.
Six of every ten children in Brazil live in poverty, according to a study published today (Aug. 14) by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef).
In Brazil, over 40 percent of children and adolescents 14 years old or younger live in a poor home—a total of 17.3 million young people. Those facing extreme poverty amount to 5.8 million, or 13.5%.